My wife and I have been talking about me getting a new tattoo for YEARS now. My first tattoo was one with her in it name many years ago back in the 90’s. “Yes, I broke the number one rule about getting someone’s name on you.” It was my way of showing her how much I loved her. Back then tattoos were not well liked as much around where I lived as they are now, but I didn’t care. I wanted to show her how much I loved her.
I tried to remove that one tattoo a lot throughout the years of our separation, but it never fully went away. However, it went away enough for my wife to want another tattoo with her name on it. I had no objections, but I wanted a personalized tattoo of a western dragon. Yes, I’m breaking the number one rule yet again by getting her name on me AGAIN.
The Sticky Needle Tattoo Studio held a grand opening this past Saturday. Some of the artists there were people we knew. However, they also had a guest artist that is a well-known tattoo artist in SC. I went there in hopes of getting my tattoo. I told them what I wanted, and he was able to draw it for me. I am pleased with my tattoo.
My kids even got to get temporary kids tattoos and be there while I was getting it done. This turned into a family event and one that we will remember the rest of our lives. I’ll always have my tattoo on my arm showing them and the world what they mean to me.
There is still a lot of debate over tattoos. However, I believe strongly that they are a form of art. They can be a form of showing how much someone means to you. In my case, this is an expression of my love for my family.
Do you love tattoos as much as we do?